News & Events

  • Author talk at Shellharbour Library, 24 October 2019, 10.30–12
  • Book launch This Person Is Not That Person at the Thirroul Heritage Hall, Sunday 20 October, 2pm. To be launched by Helena Fox. Guitarist Bruce Greenfeld. Refreshments too!
  • This Person Is Not That Person published by Puncher & Wattmann, September 2019
  • ‘Plover’ published in Verity La, May 2019. Link here
  • Author talk at Thirroul Library, 14 May 2019
  • ‘Thunder-drop sky’ (microlit) published in Shuffle, the latest anthology from Spineless Wonders (2019), edited by Cassandra Atherton
  • Keynote presenter at the inaugural Flash Fiction Festival, Canberra, April 2018
  • Loopholes shortlisted for the Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA) 2017. Details here of the event and the shortlist
  • Appeared at the Newcastle Writers Festival 2017 – a panel on Reading and Writing Microfiction, with Jon Steiner and Richard HoltLoopholes was launched by Carmel Bird. Details here
  • Attended the Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin 2017
  • Loopholes – a collection of microfiction – was published by Spineless Wonders December 2016. Here’s a great review of Loopholes from Books+Publishing – 4 stars!
  • Also one from NSW Writers’ Centre Sept ’17
  • Take a look at ‘What I’m reading’ on Meanjin’s blog November 3 2014 here
  • Flash fiction piece ‘Hold-up’ on screen at Federation Square, Melbourne, during the Melbourne Writers Festival, August 2014 (Flashing the Square)
  • Awarded a Varuna PIP Fellowship 2014 for This Person Is Not That Person
  • Awarded an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship 2013–14 for This Person Is Not That Person. Mentor: Janet Hutchinson
  • Waiting for the Southerly received a Commended in the Anne Elder Award 2012 for a first book of poetry
  • Poetry collection Waiting for the Southerly launched by Richard Morecroft on 17 June 2012 at the Thirroul Railway Heritage Hall, with MC Linda Godfrey, and guitarist Bruce Greenfeld. To purchase, go to ‘Home’
  • Story ‘Down Came A Blackbird’ shortlisted for the 2012 Overland/Victoria University short story award for new and emerging writers ($6000 prize). Over 630 entries, 19 on shortlist
  • Guest poet at Bundanoon’s Winterfest, July 2012,with Ron Pretty and Victoria McGrath
  • Short story manuscript shortlisted for Varuna Publisher Fellowship 2012
  • Read Susan’s interview with Spineless Wonders here 
  • Guest poet South Coast Writers Centre for National Poetry Week 2009
  • Guest poet Shoalhaven Poetry Festival 2007

A lovely review of Waiting for the Southerly

Photos of launch of Waiting for the Southerly, taken by Tim Dennis.